Viet Nam News

Water shortage a looming crisis for Viet Nam

According to experts at a forum on water resource management yesterday, Việt Nam is facing a severe water crisis. In a report by the International Water Association, a country with inland surface water output of less than 4,000 cu.m per head per annum can be considered as ...

Promoting renewable energy an urgent requirement: Experts

Along with its rapid economic growth, Việt Nam’s electricity demand is also increasing strongly, at around 10 per cent a year, causing huge pressure on the energy sector, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Trương Thanh Hoài, director general of the ministry’s industry department, ...

Anti-erosion infrastructure must be upgraded before rainy season: deputy minister

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp has urged localities nationwide to step up the construction and repair of structures designed to prevent erosion along river banks and coastal areas before the rainy season in order to minimise losses caused by natural ...

Mekong, south-east regions told to take advantages of technology and favourable climate to develop mushroom production

The Mekong Delta and south-eastern regions have great potential for growing mushroom year round thanks to their favourable climate and availability of vast quantities of agricultural by-products that can be used as inputs, according to the National Agricultural Extension Centre. Besides, farmers in the regions basically ...

Mekong Delta faces severe climate risks

Nguyễn Hữu Thiện, talks to the newspaper Thanh Niên (Young People) on the eco-system in the Mekong Delta and threats from climate change. How do you assess the importance of the Government’s Resolution 120 on Sustainable and Climate Resilient Development of the Mekong Delta in the regional development? The Government’s Resolution 120 ...

MARD gathers ideas for timber regulations

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is calling for ideas to create a draft decree that establishes a system of regulations ensuring Việt Nam’s legal timber and wood products qualify for import and export. The ideas are expected to come from relevant ministries and sectors, experts and ...

Businesses key to ensuring environmental protection

Businesses play an important role in ensuring environmental protection and the sustainable development of Việt Nam, experts said at a forum in HCM City on Thursday. Though pollution levels remain high in the country, many businesses still have inefficient waste processing systems or are not environmentally ...

Mekong district seeks to expand giant barb farming

Giồng Riềng District in Kiên Giang Province is expanding a breeding model for cá hô, or the giant barb, that offers farmers high incomes.  Several farmers have been breeding giant barbs in ponds and using commercially produced feed for them under a pilot model in the district’s ...

Mekong Delta prepares for summer-autumn rice crop

Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have warned farmers to sow the Summer-Autumn rice crop on schedule to ensure water for irrigation and avoid diseases. In areas where there is a water shortage, rice farmers have been encouraged to switch to grow drought-resistant crops. With assistance ...

Coal-fired power plant development must come with environmental protection

Phạm Trọng Thực, deputy director general of the Industrial Safety Technique and Environmental Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, talks to Công Thương (Trade and Commerce) newspaper on the national plan to develop coal-fired power plants What is the current state of Vietnamese coal power ...

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